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COVID-19 Vaccinated Campus


Pursuant to Proclamation 20-12.3 issued by Governor Jay Inslee on July 1, 2021, and any subsequent modifications, Wenatchee Valley College will operate as a fully vaccinated campus during the period of time the proclamation remains in effect.

The college will require all of its students, staff, and faculty who participate in or attend courses, operations, or other activities in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any medical exemptions required by law and any religious or philosophical exemptions provided. Fully online students, staff and faculty may request and be granted exemptions as appropriate.

For purposes of this policy, a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA (e.g., Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).

For purposes of this policy, the college considers a person fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 two weeks after they have received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The college will implement a procedure to verify the vaccination status of students, staff, and faculty who are not exempt from the vaccination requirement which will allow for:

  1. Verification of the vaccination status of all staff and faculty who do not wear face coverings in the workplace, as required by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
  2. Verification of the vaccination status of all students by obtaining or observing documentary proof of full vaccination, such as a CDC vaccination card, documentation of vaccination from a health care provider, or a state immunization information system record, or obtaining a hard copy or electronically signed self- attestation from the student.
    1. Student self-attestations must include the following information:
      1. The dates when each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was administered to the student.
      2. Language stating that the student is attesting to the truthfulness of their self-attestation and will be subject to disciplinary action if their self-attestation is determined to be untruthful in violation of the colleges’ code of student conduct policy 1400.110 (F.9 or 10) or code of student conduct WAC 132W-115-080 (10 or 11); and
      3. Language stating that the college and state and local public health officials may require further verification of the student’s vaccination status, including observing the student’s CDC vaccination card, state immunization information system record or other documentation.

The college will require every student, staff member, and faculty member who claims an exemption to the vaccination requirement and every volunteer, contractor, and visitor to wear a face covering at all locations in accordance with the Secretary of Health’s face covering order and to comply with any applicable L&I workplace safety requirements. Additionally, the college will put in place other safety measures to protect the safety of the exempt people and others.

Approved by the president’s cabinet: 8/10/21
Adopted by the board of trustees: 8/18/21
Last reviewed: 8/11/21

Policy contact: Human Resources

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